Below is a video of Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller explaining an interaction he had with a Christian after one of his comedy shows. He then offers his personal beliefs on proselytizing, or evangelizing. I do not own this video and do not assume any rights or credits to this video.
While I certainly don’t agree with Penn’s thoughts on the existence of God, I absolutely agree with him on evangelism. If we truly believe that without Christ, people will suffer an agonizing eternity in hell separated from their loving Creator, something must be done.
If you believe that there’s a heaven and hell and people could be going to hell, or not getting eternal life or whatever, and you think that it’s not really worth telling them this because it would make it socially awkward… How much do you have to hate somebody to not proselytize?”
Do we really love people enough to share the Good News despite the social consequences? Do we really care enough? Penn also gives an example of him tackling somebody because a truck was headed their way, despite their unbelief of the truck. He even goes on to say that the weight of heaven and hell, of eternity, “is more important than that.”
If atheist Penn Jillette understands the consequences of heaven and hell, then we must also ask the question “Do we?”
If we truly believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the weight of eternity, doing nothing is not an option.